That was one of the chilling text messages Jo Jordan received when she returned from holiday abroad last week. The star of TV3's reality show Dublin Wives has become the victim of an ugly harassment text message campaign by anonymous person or persons.
Over the last
year she has been sent threatening messages from five different numbers
all of them on unregistered SIM cards bought in phone shops in the
Dublin area. Jo had her service provider Meteor block all the numbers.
When she returned from Miami last Monday, however, there was a new set
of threatening messages waiting for her when she switched on her phone.
There was also a sickening reference to a former boyfriend of Jo's, a guard who was killed on duty in 2000.
was absolutely devastated," Jo told me. "He just went to work one night
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part of the text is a reference to the story Jo told me in an interview
with the Sunday Independent last December where she recounted losing
her virginity in a nightclub in Fleet Street in inner city Dublin when
she was 15, and becoming pregnant with son Gavin, who is now 22.
terrified Jo immediately contacted the gardai last Monday. They were
able to trace the unregistered SIM cards to an area in Dublin.
guards at Ballymun station have traced the SIM card to Santry, and are
taking this very seriously," Jo told me. "They should change the law on
SIM cards, I can't believe that people can just go into a shop and buy a
SIM card and send out sick messages. The guards are looking at every
angle on this."
"An Garda Siochana liaise closely with service
providers in identifying suspects in such investigations," a garda
"An Garda Siochana investigate thoroughly all complaints of harassment."
Cyber-bullying and texting is now becoming a major issue with the proliferation of mobile communications and social media.
"How can someone so sick harass me by just buying an unregistered SIM card in a shop? I can't cope," Jo added.
can they get away with it? I was sobbing all night on the phone to the
police, worried I was going to be killed. These people are sick. I
couldn't get to sleep with the worry – and thinking crazy thoughts . . .
that Jill Dando was stalked before she was murdered," Jo said,
referring to the BBC presenter gunned down on the doorstep of her home
With Mexico facing elimination following a first-round
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Gallardo allowed two hits, one earned run and a walk while striking out
four to register the victory and set up Mexico’s showdown with Canada on
“The main goal obviously was to get the finals,” said
Gallardo. “We didn’t get there, but the experience was awesome. It was
something different. Something different than the games here in spring
training. It can get kind of, you want to say a little boring. But to be
able to go over there and experience the whole thing, it was awesome.”
started against Canada and went three innings. He was touched up for
four runs in the first inning, which wound up being all Canada needed in
what turned out to be a 10-3 final.
“I thought I was locating
well. Wasn’t getting a couple of calls and then I started elevating. I
think I started trying way too hard and that’s when I got knocked
around. Once I got out of that first inning, I settled in and it was
fine after that.
The craziness started in the ninth inning when
Team Canada’s Rene Tosoni – a Brewers minor-league player – was hit in
the back by an Arnold Leon pitch. It came one at-bat after Chris
Robinson dropped down a bunt with Team Canada up, 9-3.
teams spilled out onto the field and multiple fights broke out between
the two sides. Order was eventually restored on the field, but not until
seven players had been ejected.
“I stayed away from it,” said Gallardo, who initially declined comment about the brawl.
was on the outskirts of it. In that situation, you don’t really know
what’s going on, what’s happening. You just try to calm everybody down.
We tried calming both sides down, but obviously it was tough. It got out
of hand quickly.
“But the last thing we need is for anybody on either side to get hurt or something more serious.”
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made the situation even more unusual was the fact that Gallardo and
Estrada were on one side, while Brewers teammates John Axford, Jim
Henderson and Taylor Green were on the other for Team Canada.
Gallardo said that fact definitely crossed his mind as the incident played itself out.
course it does,” he said. “That’s a main thing. You play with these
guys during the season, and that’s the only time you’re on different
teams. So it was a little different.
“Yet again, that’s another
reason why you should just keep it calm to the point where everybody’s
cooled off and then get back to the game.”
Once the players had
been separated, and Team Canada was making its way back to the dugout,
pitching coach Denis Boucher was hit square in the forehead with a
plastic bottle thrown by a fan.
The bottle then dropped at the
feet of shortsop Cale Iorg, who just so happens to be the son of Brewers
first-base coach Garth Iorg. Cale threw the bottle back into the crowd,
a move his father said he regretted.